Inside the Mysterious Farley Post Office

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NYU Local, a student-run news site at New York University, recently took a trip to the Farley post office in New York City.  "The James A. Farely post office looks like a building stuck in time. Massive and squat with its Corinthian colonnade, it looks otherworldly on modern day 34th street. Step inside and its still one of the most impressive … Read More

What we lose with a privatized Postal Service

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Katherine McFate is the President and CEO of the Center for Effective Government has a good piece on privatization.  "Our nation’s founders understood that a universal, affordable, and yes, public postal system helps knit us together as a nation," writes McFate. "They recognized that commerce requires a common infrastructure and public institutions that belong to and benefit the entire country. … Read More

Community post office in Careywood ID to close

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The Postal Service is closing the community post office in Careywood, Idaho.  It's a contract postal unit, so there's no requirement to go through a regular discontinuance process, and the Postal Service won't need to reveal any financial data.  But most likely, the post office costs the Postal Service very little to operate, and the savings will be minimal.  But … Read More

Farley Post Office hosts art show

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The James A. Farley Post Office in New York City is being used for an experimental art fair.  "A lot of the stuff is super-trippy," said visitor Polly Shindler, 38, an artist from Bed-Stuy. "I either need to live here forever or leave right now."  The Spring/Break art show opened Wednesday, taking over largely unused space in the southeast wing of the … Read More

OIG Report: What Postal Services Do People Value the Most?

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The survey found that both consumers and businesses still value postal services, especially door and/or curb delivery instead of delivery to a cluster box or parcel locker. Respondents also value the ability to access postal services through post offices, rather than using other alternatives such as postal counters in non-postal retail stores and self-service kiosks. In addition, while consumers and … Read More

Residents heartbomb post office in Napa, CA

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The post office in downtown Napa has been boarded up and fenced off since the earthquake nearly six months ago. While there has been no official word as to what will become of the building, a group of nearly 40 Napa residents stood outside the damaged building to show their love and support with “heart bombs.” “The heart bomb campaign is … Read More